VIDEO GAMES LIVE ALBUM DEBUTS AT #10 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS!
First Worldwide Release of Compiled Game Music Makes History!
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 31, 2008 – EMI Classics and Video Games Live is proud to announce that the ‘Video Games Live – Volume One’ album was successfully launched in North America to great acclaim and rave reviews last week during the sold out performance at Comic-Con International with the San Diego Symphony. To further establish the significance of video game music and the worldwide popularity and success of Video Games Live, the album made an unprecedented debut on the U.S. Billboard charts at #10.
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"What a fantastic honor for us and the entire game industry", said prolific video game composer and co-creator/executive producer of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico. "It’s one of those things you always dream about as a musician growing up."
The album is currently available in North America in all retail stores that sell music, online distributors such as Amazon.com and Walmart.com and available for download on iTunes.
"Every last song sounds gorgeous and the quality is amazing. I give this CD a full 100%! Whether or not you’ve been to a VGL concert before, you MUST buy this album! Even friends and family who do not know anything about game music still enjoy this album as well. The music is just that beautiful."
Amazon.com (5 stars)
"Awesome album. Awesome music. This album is absolutely amazing! I listen to a lot of of soundtrack music and this is one of my favorite albums yet. It totally blew me away! Fantastic! Beautiful album. You will love it."
iTunes (5 stars)
"This disc is an absolute must-have!"
Video Games Live is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world having already performed around the globe to over 250,000 people. The debut performance took place on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic. Over 11,000 people attended making it the biggest video game concert in the world. Most of the game music played (Halo, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Tomb Raider, Myst, Kingdom Hearts, Tron, Medal of Honor, Advent Rising, etc.) had never been performed live. Video Games Live followed with groundbreaking first ever game concert performances in countries such as Brazil, England, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Taiwan and Portugal. Video Games Live was also the very first American video game concert to perform in Asia (Korea). In 2007 they were recipients of a major industry award in Brazil for "Special Breakthrough Achievement" following their sold out performances in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Video Games Live concerts have since taken place around the world, selling out multi-thousand-seat venues within hours or days of being announced including their debut on Broadway in New York City.